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Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M) vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 7 Plus XSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)14Points
Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)
6.5"
PLS

720x1600

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
23PointsApple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 X
Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
5.5"
IPS

1080x1920

12
MP

7.1mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2900
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)vsiPhone 7 Plus (32GB)23 Advantages Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core22%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.34Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+4GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR4
+64GB (48GB available)92%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (25GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+6.5"18%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP138%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
+(front) 8MP13%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh72%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2900 mAh
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
eMMC 5.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
205 grams (7.18 ounces)vs+188 grams (6.58 ounces)9%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)22%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT PLSvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
720x1600 pixelsvs+1080x1920 pixels80%
Higher resolution screen
270 PPIvs+401 PPI49%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps2 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Sapphire GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP67 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

18 Common items in both devices
60Hz
16 million
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
+11 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
ModelGalaxy A12 (SM-A125M)iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A12 SM-A125M Single-Sim (64GB + 4GB RAM)iPhone 7 Plus A1661 CDMA, iPhone 7 Plus A1784
Country or region available(Latin America)ArgentinaMexico
(Latin America), Argentina, Mexico
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateDecember, 2020September, 2016
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.3 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)75.8 x 164 millimeters (2.98 x 6.46 in)77.9 x 158.2 millimeters (3.07 x 6.23 in)
Weight205 grams (7.18 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 10
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)64bit - Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.34Ghz Dual-Core Hurricane
2Ghz Dual-Core Zephyr
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GE8320 680MhzPowerVR Series7XT Plus MP6
RAM memory4GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (48GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (25GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Display typeTFT PLSTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.5" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1600 pixels (20:9)1080x1920 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)270 PPI401 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedSapphire Glass
Display features60Hz60Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1661)
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100A1661 model:
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1784 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat9 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.2,123º
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.856mm1/3.6
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Red
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri
- AirDrop
- iCloud
- NFC Apple Pay only
- New stereo dual-speaker system
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh2900 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day
Standbyfeature not registered23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A12 (SM-A125M)Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.1W/kg (head) | 1.15W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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